As I know there are two types of spur, soft and hard one. Any remedies for spur?

Heel bone spurs are a common ailment among foot complaints. Heel spurs are mainly caused due to calcium deposit accumulation or calcification of tissues on the heel bone. Such spurs are also associated with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissues around the arch of the foot. Heel spurs are largely found among people who suffer from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fascia is the connective tissue than runs across the sole region, given the wear and tear in this region damage to this tissue causes bony projections known as heel spurs.

Heel spurs develop gradually over the years but once the pain surfaces due to inflammation around the heel bone it can render a person immobile. Though pain may be felt only in a specific region at first it is likely to spread all over the heel making it difficult to walk. Other disabilities or degenerative situation can further such condition. Women are also more likely to be at the receiving end of spurs due to high heels and wearing anti heel footwear on a regular basis. Excessive weight can also be one of the reasons that contribute to heel problems. Deficiency of calcium in the body can also cause leaching of calcium from the bones causing such spurs.

X-rays are the best way to determine the extent of damage. It is advisable to treat your spur accordingly. There are various methods to ease the discomfort caused by spurs. Resting the affected area in an elevated position, applying heating pads on soles can relieve pain temporarily. Losing weight gradually can also resolve spurs. Stretching exercises can also relieve mild to moderate discomfort. Intake of calcium supplements are also a good way to eliminate spurs due to calcium deficiency. It is advisable to treat spurs to avoid associated injuries to hip and knee joints on account of shifting the body weight to the hip and knee region.

Applying ice packs are also effective in reducing pain. Heel cradles, cups or other orthopedic appliances are known to reduce the pressure on the heel thus reducing stress on the painful region. If home remedies seem to work, it is advisable to take extra care to avoid recurrence of spurs. Wearing comfortable shoes, reducing pressure on heels, wearing insoles, intake of calcium supplements are some ideal ways to avoid development of spurs. Surgery should be the last resort in case none of the remedies seem to reduce the pain and ease the discomfort caused by spurs.

answered by G M

There is one old family cure used that I found helpful in naturally dissolving spurs.

Take a brown paper bag and cut it the size of your heel, soak this in apple cider viniger, then apply it to your heel and wrap it with an ace bandage. You need to keep it moist throughout the day. Do this every day until it dissolves, is should take 2-3 weeks.

answered by C

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